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2014 Grand Junction Off-Road

Register by July 31 to Save $10

Consider this a friendly reminder from Epic Rides, register for the Grand Junction Off-Road or Tour of the White Mountains
on or before July 31 and save 10-snaps.

Grand Course Flyover Video

Haven't ridden the Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank but hear the course is one for the ages? Well, you've heard correctly.

With great cooperation from the Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office, the Grand course is composed of some of the areas best trails; boasting jedi singletrack segments like the Gunny Trail, Twist'n Shout and Butterknife, and aww-inspiring vistas of the Gunnison River Valley, Bangs Canyon and the moon-like terrain of Andy's Loop, all who ride the Grand will be tested while being rewarded with one of a kind Grand Mesa views.
Video: Grand Junction Flyover

Click through to enjoy a course flyover video while getting beta on what to expect come ride day.

Need more beta to make an informed decision? Peep the finest course maps (including elevation profiles) this side of the Grand Canyon.

Backcountry.com Expo & Demo Goes Big

One of the many reasons Epic Rides Off-Road Series events are over-the-top fun is due to them being comprised of far more than just a bike race; Off-Road Series event weekends are built to entertain everyone - bike racers, joy riders, non-bike people, random wanderers and those just getting started on two wheels (both young & old).

With free live music, over 20 bike industry vendors confirmed, and 2x more expected to join by event weekend, The backcountry.com Expo & Demo area offers riders and spectators a prime taste of the bike industry's greatest products.

Free for all, attendees can interact with Pro athletes plus push, pull, taste, straddle and pedal a variety of the bike industry's latest products.

Think: new bikes, new suspension, the latest in nutrition...and that always awesome demeanor only the mountain bike community can deliver.

Click here to see the growing roster of vendors.

Grand Jerseys - New Option!

It's with great excitement Epic Rides introduces two different men's and women's specific Grand Junction Off-Road event jersey options to pick from.

Grand Junction Jerseys

Designed by Official Event Sponsor, Cirrus Visual Communication, Grand fans & participants can select from a Club Ride produced casual fit snap shirt or a Primal Wear manufactured lycra laden jersey to celebrate their ride day finish and savor the personal achievement associated with the undertaking that is the Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank.

Click here to pre-purchase a jersey.

Check Yo Self with Action Media

Much like a selfie, in order for a notable effort in the saddle to achieve legendary status, photo evidence is required.

In addition to fine trail side support, including GU Energy supplied aid stations, remote medical by EMS Unlimited and communications and response by select Mesa County Search and Rescue members, Epic Rides in conjunction with Action Media is proud to offer for purchase photos guaranteed to capture your finest moments along the Grand course. Be it navigating a technical feature, dropping-in on a long downhill or climbing the slickrock of Bangs Canyon Action Media photographers will be on course to catch your good side.

Zazoosh Image Here

Learn more about Action Media photography and photo packages available.

Why Ride the Tour?

Although the Tour of the White Mountains is celebrating its 19th year on October 4th, very much to the participants benefit, 2014 represents the second year of a completely renovated event with more to offer than ever before.

Grand Junction Jerseys


From a new course utilizing the White Mountains best trails (Los Burros, Land of the Pioneers, Country Club, Chipmunk Connector ++) to a natural amphitheatre, 15 kegs of Sierra Nevada beer and free live music to welcome riders back to the venue while finishing their ride through the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests...this is a ride weekend no mountain biker in the Southwest should miss.

Pick from four distance/course options and confirm your spot at the start line here.

See ya trailside,

The Crew at Epic Rides

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GU Energy

GU Energy recently introduced Peanut Butter Chocolate to their lineup of twelve great gel flavors. Although we at Epic have grown to like Salted Caramel (and the Yeti) over the last year, we highly recommend freeing up some space in your sundae funday arsenal of endurance fuel, Peanut Butter Chocolate is sure to be a new found favorite and preferred fueling provision for many.

Tour trail beta

The White Mountains of Arizona offer 200+ miles of quality single track trails. From big views to bobbing and weaving through the country's biggest ponderosa pine forest, it's a well kept secret for the Southwest's mountain bike community

Whether it's to ride, pre-ride or simply drop-in while passing through, look to T.R.A.C.K.S. for local trail knowledge.

Upcoming Events
Grand Junction Off-Road
Aug 29-31, 2014
Grand Junction, CO
Tour of the White Mountains
October 4, 2014
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
February 13-15, 2015
Tucson, AZ
Tour of the White Mountains
April 24-26, 2015
Prescott, AZ
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ride the co & az trails

From Colorado's fifty-three 14,000 ft. peaks to Arizona's unique Sonoran Desert, each state offers varied terrain. But one thread Colorado and Arizona do share is an appreciation for the outdoors and notable long distance trails honoring each destinations outdoor worthiness.

Whether you're jonesing for an adventure or simply want to geek out over maps, enjoy a few minutes learning more about the Arizona Trail (800+ miles) and Colorado Trail (486 miles).

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